The Laundress Catches Her Breath

The Laundress Catches Her Breath

Distributed for CavanKerry Press

90 pages | 6 x 9 1/4
Paper $16.00 ISBN: 9781933880310 Published September 2012
This powerful collection of poetry features a chain-smoking, working-class Italian American woman struggling to support herself and find meaningful work in a depressed mill town. She endures the indignity of a low-paid job that she can’t afford to leave. The poems follow her tumultuous relationship with her father, a retired mill worker, her love for her educated uncle dying of cancer, and her escape from this soiled life through her ritual of doing laundry.
INHALE • Bias • Step by Step with the Laundress • Cigarettes and Coffee • The Laundress Catches Her Breath • Coal Fire Smoke • Colors in White • Hole • HOLD FOR TEN SECONDS • One Thousand One • One Thousand Two • One Thousand Three • One Thousand Four • O
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